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Weirton Woman’s Club meets Saturday

Contributed MEETING HIGHLIGHTS — The April meeting of the Weirton Woman’s Club included Molly Mossor, left, presenting the program on “Women Who Changed History.”

WEIRTON — The Weirton Woman’s Club, a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs, met on April 5 at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. The executive board met prior to the general meeting.

President Jeanne Amidon presided, welcoming members and introducing new member Roxanne Matysiak. Carla Colson gave the inspiration, reading “Ten Reasons to Forgive Someone.”

Molly Mossor, committee chairman of the GFWC Women’s History and Resource Center, presented the program, her focus “Women Who Changed the World.” Among them were crusaders, abolitionists, scientists, doctors and authors. Mossor also discussed Jane Addams, child labor and reform, and Alice Lakey, campaigner to pass the Pure Food and Drug Act, both of whom were women’s club members. She then introduced state President Helen Moren, who lives in Bethany and has been a frequent visitor and supporter of the Weirton Woman’s Club.

Colson, committee chairman of health and wellness, asked members to bring nonperishable food items, toiletries and pet food to the May meeting. The donations will be given to the Salvation Army.

Member Pam Makricosta acknowledged National Library Week, distributing gift bags from the library. She also presented a quiz on West Virginia women authors and reported that the Mary H. Weir Public Library is now open to the public.

Amidon announced awards the club received during the virtual GFWC WV State Convention. The club received the Honor Club Award, Superior Club Award and second place GFWC Club Women Advertising.

Blue pinwheels were distributed to members to be placed in public areas recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month.

It was decided that the art, garden and literary departments will combine for the May meeting.

Sandra Robbins, literary department chairman of the Book Review Luncheon, reported that the annual book review will be held April 24, 2022, with Mossor as the presenter.

The May meeting will be held on Saturday, beginning at 11:30 a.m. at St. Nicholas Orthodox Church.

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